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time for rupert murdoch in london. >> there's 15 days until default day. >> a lot of hurdles between now and then. >> placing more blame on republicans. >> republicans are still playing games with the debt. >> my way or nothing. >> one-track mind, two-track plan. >> it's a charade. >> the real action will be behind the scenes. >> republicans are dealing in a dream world. >> wishing, rather, for a balanced budget make it happen? >> i'm not sure what planet they are living on. >> i found it irresponsible. >> the no tax man come et. >> they are terrified of grover norquist. >> the answer is no. no. >> and for once, republican presidential candidates have money problems. >> and big money, big problems? gop fundraisers staying on the sidelines. >> mitt romney, 70% maxed out contributions. >> gingrich's campaign is $1 million in debt. >> and the arrests continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> in the last 24 hours, two high-level resignations. >> head of scotland yard resigned yesterday.
continue as the british police close in on rupert murdoch's media empire scandal. >> every day we're seeing more inconceivable things happen. >> in the last 24 hours, two high-level resignations. >> head of scotland yard resigned yesterday. >> rebekah brooks was released on jail. >> rupert murdoch is said to face the scandal head-on tomorrow. >> now we move to david cameron. >> is cutting short a trip today to south africa. >> order. when are they going to do the decent thing and resign? >> congress now has 15 days to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling before the united states government goes into a catastrophic default on august 2nd. today harry reid announced the senate will meet every day until the debt ceiling is raised. yesterday, david rogers of politico discovered and reported that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor held a secret meeting with barack obama at the white house. a republican leadership aide said "the lines of communication are being kept open, but there's nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress." tomorrow the house republicans will hold a vote o
>>> rupert murdoch says the phone hacking scandal is not ultimately his fault. this hour, the rivetting testimony about the broken trust, the shattered ethics and those who should pay for alleged crimes. stand by. hackers say they turned the tables on murdoch's company, tap into internal e-mail and other corporate secrets. they're threatening to go public with what they found. and president obama embraces a bipartisan compromise that could potentially, at least, be a way out of looming debt crisis. he's urging house republicans not to waste their time on a symbolic vote due to happen very soon. i'm woft blitzer here in "the situation room." >> rupert murdoch says this is the most humble day of his life. a titan of news business, he was called on the carpet before the british parliament today over the phone hacking scandal that shocked and afalled the world. along with a son and former chief executive, murdoch was hammered with questions about alleged crimes that brought down his popular tabloid, "the news of the world." >> we felt ashamed of what had happened and wanted t
. let's start with this. rupert murdoch and his son were supposed to be the focus of a british parliament hearing today in london but they were upstaged momentarily by an intruder who somehow managed to get very, very close to the murdochs, too close as you're about to see. watch. so no official word yet as to who exactly that guy in the plaid shirt was. we know he was shouting you greedy billionaire, but he pushed a plateful of shaving cream into rupert murdoch's face before he was grabbed, first by his wife, if you watch it, not in this shot but you can see she was wearing that bright pink jacket, and then by authorities. they did take a quick break. he then continued jacket off to answer questions before parliament's committee on media, culture and sports. so the members wanted to know this, how much did rupert murdoch and his top executives know about the phone hacking by reporters on his payroll, how closely he followed day-to-day operations. the newspaper closed because of this whole thing. and how responsible he feels about this entire affair. >> do you accept that ultim
predecessors have been criticized for their ties to news corp. chairman rupert murdoch and the people who run his london media operation. >> the public expects is not petty political point scoring but a -- what they want, what they deserve is concerted action to rise to the level of events and pledge to work together to sort this issue out once and for all. and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house. >> in this country, a new debt ceiling compromise seems to be getting traction in washington. six senators, three republicans, and three democrats are offering a plan to cut the nation's debt by about $3.7 trillion over the next decade. it includes spending cuts and about a trillion dollars in new tax revenue. republicans have insisted on deep cuts and no tax increases before they'll agree to raise the country's borrowing limit. that debt ceiling deds line is now just 13 days away. minnesota's three-week government shutdown is over. democratic governor park dayton signed a budget bill today. he and republican lawmakers finally agreed to use accounting gimmicks to close th
the united states may plunge into financial crisis. plu, media mogul rupert murdoch is just hours away from being grilled and lambasteds by british law makers and now a whistleblower in the growing phone hackl scandal reportedly is dead. and a 77-year-old man defends his home and family from an intruder with a gun. stand by for the dramatic story. that's even more compelling because -- get this -- he's a member of the united states congress. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the u.s. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history? we can't state it enough, this has enormous consequences for all of us, and time is quickly running out to prevent what the president calls armageddon. let's check in with kate baldwin. she's standing by with the latest. where do the negotiations stand right now? >> the two top republicans in the house. no official readout from the white house, but president obama says we are making progress when asked today by reporters how the debt talks were going when he was leaving an event in the rose garden. on the part of speaker boehner, a spokes
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
that brought down -- that is bringing down parts of rupert murdoch's news empire. i'll get you more on that in just a moment. i wish i could say there's big news about the debt ceiling talks. i can't tell you that. there's more drama than dealing going on in d.c. right now. a fifth round of talks is set for today. but yesterday didn't go so well. house republicans called for a short-term extension and house majority leader eric cantor says this is what the president said in response. quote, don't call my bluff, eric. and then he walked out a few minutes later. president obama said all along he'd veto any short-term measure. ed administration says failure to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by august 2nd could trigger a partial default on the part of the united states. thanks to that debt ceiling issue and the possibility of default you're on notice. i'm on notice. everyone from maine to san diego is on in. moody's investor services, the debt rating agency plans to review the nation's aaa bond rating and might downgrade it from stable to negative. standard & poors has the u.s. b
news now," tycoon's testimony. how media mogul rupert murdoch and his son answered tough questions before members of the british parliament. >> and how the man with a shaving cream pie and his dramatic interruption are now grabbing all the headlines. it is wednesday, july 20th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm rob nelson. while rupert murdoch and his son apologized for the phone hacking scandal we cannot get over that dramatiagraramatic moment when a shaving cream pie interrupted and how rupert murdoch's wife jumped in and stopped -- she actually slapped him hard. you can see her hand in the air about to go for it. >> in fact fell to the ground afterwards. she hit him so hard. a lot of people are saying this was probably the best thing that could have happened because it sort of deflected from the moment. >> oh, yes. >> in the series of what was going on. quite a shocking moment there. >> never dull. >> never dull, that's for sure. >>> also coming up this morning the stagnant and oppressive hot air mass that has put about half th
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was one of the first people arrested over the hacking scandal within rupert murdoch's media empire. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, would i not have offered him the job, and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> cameron says he regrets his decision to hire coulson and once again denies claims that his staff tried to stop an investigation into the phone hacking. more live from london with the latest. so does this get the heat off of the prime minister? >> reporter: well, tamron, it's been an incredibly difficult day for david cameron, but the consensus here in the uk is that he dealt with it pretty well. he tackled the question of why he hired andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world" as his communications director and he didn't exactly apologi apologize. he said, of course, i regret it and i'm sorry for the furor it's called. >> the opposition leader didn't like what he said saying it showed him a catastrophic error in judgment but as a counter if it had ever come to light that andy coulson had lied to him and was found guilty of anything to de
ahead the shaving cream hoax that interrupted james and rupert murdoch's testimony in the phone-hacking scandal. are their apologies in parliament enough to save the company? dramatic footage there. if you look closely that's the wife leaping up to slap the guy with the pie and she fell down in the midst of all the chaos. saved her man. >> thrust her into the center of this whole thing as people look into her and her background, h she's fiercely defensive of her husband. what a history she has. >> check out her history, yes. >>> also coming up later this half hour, we've been asking you on our facebook page, would you buy a car that stops by itself? like this one. take a look at this. see what it's like to be behind the wheel of a car that takes over the controls when it thinks you might be in danger. >> i don't understand how bad a driver do you have to be that you need the car -- i mean, it's just -- >> how many stories do we do on people texting and talking behind the wheel and they don't realize the car in front of them has come to a stop? >> that's true, that's true. >> may
of responsibility. >>> media baron rupert murdoch has abandoned his attempt to take over bskyb. it was dropped after all the parties in parliament called on murdoch to dump his plans to pursue it. at least four members of the u.s. congress want the government to investigate whether u.s. citizens were victims of phone hacking by murdoch's media outlets. international journalists were attempted to hack into the phone messages of 9/11 victims. > ruling party officials say mr. salih will go back after he's 4 surgery. >>> those are the headlines. those are the headlines in cnn in london. "world business today" starts now. >>> very good morning to you from cnn rome. >> and good afternoon from cnn hong kong. i'm pauline chu and this is "world business today." these are the top stories on this thursday, july 14th. running on empty and running out of time on both sides of the atlantic. there's a tense stalemate in washington as lawmakers fail yet again to head off the looming debt default. >>> meanwhile, italy races to push through austerity measures and restore confidence in the country's economy. >>> plus,
as the son of rupert murdoch comes under scrutiny. scotland yard was urged to open a criminal investigation into claims that the news corp. lied to parliament. this after a day of two former employees accused murdoch of giving mistaken evidence. he was the one hammering away at both murdochs about what they knew and when they knew it, and tom watson joins us from london. thank you so much for being here. you say this is the most significant moment in two years of phone hacking investigations, and it all centers on an e-mail involving an ex-news of the world reporter. explain. >> yes, the significance of this is the top team of news of the world are fragmenting. for the former lawyer to accuse murdoch of misleading parliament is serious in itself, and if he is accurate, and james murdoch disputes it, but if the lawyer is accurate it shows that james murdoch knew there was other criminal wrong doing in 2008, and failed to report it to the police, and he also settled a case with a crime victim that came with a con ffidentiality clause, and he could have been buying silence, which in this count
, before this week, wendi deng was known as the wife of billionaire rupert murdoch. that was before the smack heard round the world. >> she's quick, man. >> she used to play volleyball, we can tell. >> she spiked that dude. now she is a global sensation for taking a swing at her husband's would-be attacker. is it something every spouse would do? with the answer here is abc's bianna golodryga. >> reporter: who needs a bodyguard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescue. the right hook seen around the world. she was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob, to the hamburglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, rupert murdoch's third wife is a former volleyball champ. even late night imagining what else she's capable of. and today across america, the inevitable question. would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not rupert mur
that rupert murdoch will be called to testify about news of the world phone hacking scandal. that news of the world phone hacking scandal that we've been reporting recently. reuters saying that. we'll continue to watch the details on that. we'll have the very latest at the half-hour. again, rupert murdoch being called to testify according to reuters. >>> a clinic run by congresswoman michele bachmann and her husband is coming under fire for claims they can pray away the gay. >>> plus it almost happened again. a baseball fan nearly falling from the stands while trying to catch a home run ball. >>> first, a look at how wall street is doing right now. up 20 points this after we saw them jutting over the last couple of days. we'll watch that as there are some concerns about contagion don't worry, lucky, these wheat thins crunch stix will save us. [ crunch ] uh-huh [ male announcer ] wheat thins crunch stix. try our new flavors. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more a
three military lawyers to represent him instead. >>> media moug angle rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. this morning after testifying about the phone-hacking scandal in london. the british prime minister then took murdoch's place. >> reporter: the british. they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- aah -- >> reporter: facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now-tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. [ jeering ] >> reporter: they call this a debate. but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel, it's better for their health and the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime mi
's scorching trends online. good morning, heather. >> hey, guys. for the second week in a row rupert murdoch dominated searches as the media mogul anan his son faced a hearing before the british parliament. lookups for the word contrite shot up as did questions about murdoch's wife. who dramatically leapt to her husband's defense when a heckler accosted him with a shaving cream pie. across the web this week the news corp. scandal even overshadowed the budget troubles here at home. searches for murdoch are double those for president obama. this is the white house signal that would be open to a compromise that would temporarily raise the country's debt ceiling. but with the august 2nd deadline looming anxious americans, mostly women over age 65, consulted the yahoo! search engine to find out if their social security checks would still arrive on time or at all. the deadly heat wave that's claimed the lives of 22 people also commanded pex people's attention online this week. the scorching weather zeroing in on the east coast right now scored lots of lookups for how to handle the heat, including
was a part of it. >> thank you. >> jim sheridan. >> miss brooks. rupert murdoch in his evidence session said quitely that the responsibility for the closure of news of the world fell fairly and swearly on senior management which i assume would include you, is that the case? >> i think i missed that part of the evidence. i think mr. murdoch said it exactly how it was. that it was a collective decision. we all talked together. mr. murdoch was abroad at the time at a conference. we all talked together. >> murdoch senior? >> yes, rupert murdoch. >> you were going to say something snels. >> no. >> when you were advising your staff the paper was closing during the private session. i think you said something like there was more to come. youl you like to expand? >> when i went down to the newsroom to explain the decision, clearly and and quite rightly the journalists on the news of the world who very honorable journalists who have been putting out the newspaper under the scrutiny for a long time and with great exclusives and great pride in their newspaper were very sad and baffled by management's de
b b b b b b b b b bsg >>> this morning on "world news now," tabloid testimony. rupert murdoch and his son are questioned later this morning about that cell phone hackinin scandal. >> the british parliament is demanding answers about illegal practices. and also the serious a that could bring down the murdoch media dynasty. it's tuesday, july 19th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. >> nice to have you back. >> thank you. >> you've been out as a correspondent covering a lot of stories, traveling all over the place. >> a few weeks. it's good to be back with the late night crew here. yeah, yes. >> good to have you back. >> i appreciate it. >> i'm peggy bunker. thank you for joining us this morning. >>> that hacking scandal has already brought down two top british cops and news corp executives close to the murdochs. both rupert murdoch and his son james agreed to today's questioning as the family fights to save their compananies' image. pr firms are being hired everywhere as they try to
international and news corp. news international, the british arm of rupert murdoch's news corp. rebecca brooks, editor of "news of the world" when this phone hacking situation, scandal had happened. and along with andy coulson, she is a close friend of the british prime minister. so now many people are asking questions about whether or not david cameron himself knew what was going on. christine? >> unbelievable. i guess it wasn't good, old-fashioned shoe leather after all for the amazing scoops. stick around and weigh in on this one -- britain's launching a controversial lottery next month that's been dubbed "win a baby." the prize -- not a child but fertility treatment worth about $40,000. critics say this is inappropriate. it is demeaning. but the gambling commission has already okay'd the contest. >> it was announced yesterday that the charity called to hatch announced this lottery, this raffle if you will, for about $35 or $40. you can buy a ticket that will entitle you to some $40,000 worth of fertility treatments. just to give you an idea, though, people who are under the national health
. if rupert murdoch thought shutting down the news of the world was going to end his problems that's clearly not the case. this scandal is spiraling it seems out of control and it has begun to affect his business operation. what you're seeing here today is a move by the government nick clay the deputy prime minister to get murdoch to pull out of this $14 billion deal for the british satellite network bskyb. this is a hugely important deal for him. there is such public pressure and disgust that it's time for him to react to it and pull out. murdoch has flown here to show his support for rebecca brook who was editor of the news of the world as well as support for his son. >> are we talking about billions of dollars here? what size of deal is at risk here for rupert murdoch and his empire? >> it's a $14 billion deal in. the scope of murdoch's business this is not so big that it's going to be detrimental. for his image there's a problem. there's talk of new investigations of news corp. holding that includes holdsings in the u.s. as well. nothing has been announced so far. but it certainly does t
of the world." rupert murdoch's paper, yes. >> very much a tabloid newspaper. so anyway. he's going head to head with this guy who actually hacked in. let's take a listen to what he had to say. >> no, no, clearly -- >> you have no morals, no scruples at all. you didn't care who got hurt so long as you were able to sell your newspaper a lot of money. your only motive was profit. you're not journalists, you have no interest in journalism. you should try journalism. you're not an idiot, paul, you could probably d dit. >> ouch, thanks, hugh. >> we're journalists, clearly evidence anyone can do it. >> come, on now, hugh. so anyway. rupert murdoch, who also owns mamany other very important papers -- "wall street journal," for instance, "the new york post" -- he's saying they are investigating if this is true thatathis fellow did this. we're not going to call him a journalist because most of us disagree that is not something a journalist would do, hack into someone's phone account. >> very scandalous. >>> let's move on to la toya jackson. she's saying apparently her ex-husba
'm thomas roberts. rupert murdoch will testify at parliament tomorrow, this is the big headline, all over the phone hacking scandal that's rocking his media scandal. meanwhile there was a new arrest of a top exec over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distra
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and the seat is waiting. hours from now, rupert murdoch and his inner circle are set to face tough questions about the media empire's hacking scandal. >> order! >> find out what to expect. plus, casey anthony vanishes after walking free. >> caylee! caylee! >> but is it truly possible for anyone to just disappear? sunny hostin is on the case. and the president picked her to create an agency designeded to protect consumers. but when it opens for business, elizabeth warren won't be in charge. in fact, she won't even be involved. joe johns has the "political pop." >>> and welcome back. hour two, house republicans set to vote tomorrow on a plan to balance the federal budget. look, a lot of folks are saying it's political theatre, wasting valuable time as the clock continues to tick, tick, tick, toward a potential government default. we think hey, let's take a look at what's being proposed here. to help me do that, mark zandy, h he's a chief economist for moody's. we hear a lot of times about the stellar aaa rating. we are awaiting, as i mentioned the fine print on this republican legislation. but
, one of rupert murdoch's most successful papers in the world shuts down. you can call it the end of "the world." after a huge scandal. can he do enough to keep this embarrassing situation from causing damage to the rest of his media empire? you see some of the examples, the "wall street journal," "new york post," fox news, harper collins, 20th century fox. all these part of the rupert murdoch media empire and could be threatened by the news of the end of "the world." >> it's horrifying what some of the people who worked at this paper were doing. you can understand why the whole thing has been shelved. >> indefensible. >> truly, truly indefensible. >>> coming up later this half hour as well, it was mission impossible for team usa's female soccer team. they were moments away from defeat to the brazilian team when they surprised the world. it is our favorite story of the day. many people considered brazil to just to be knock 'em dead. >> this was an unbelievable game. unbelievable. >> here we go here goes daniel. hold him back. >> i can't overstate how exciting th
tactics brought an end to one of rupert murdoch's most-read papers. it's friday, july 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. it was probably no easy decision for rupert murdoch to shut down "the news of the world" after this widespread hacking scandal. so his son broke the news. as the british government launches an investigation, you could call it the end of "the world," this paper had a storied legacy early on. it wasn't quite such a tabloid publication and it did win awards recently. boy, it's turned the corner into more scandalous, controversial stuff. >> definitely gone tabloid. which you know, some papers really have in order to stay alive. that doesn't mean their practices are legit. >> it was a big-selling paper. >> there you go. >>> also coming up, what will happen to casey anthony when she's let out of jail in nine days? how many questions now about her future. also hererase after this acquittal. many people wondering what will happen next. and kind of horrifying enough, many people a
and with republicans on the issue of entitlement cuts. thank you so much. >> thank you, rachel. >> one of rupert murdoch's classy with a k tabloids is in trouble. >>> and best new thing in the >>> and best new thing in the world. giant, fast, unexpectedly yellow thing on the lam in ohio. our first-ever best new things in the world from a police blotter. that's coming up. >>> the answer to the question of when will this program finally talk about guerrillas on skateboards? the answer is soon. very soon. clearly it is the best new thing in the world today. clearly. .. get the ball. get the ball, girl. hmmm, you can't do that. but you can do this. it's the simple things. scientifically formulated bengay pain relief + massage with penetrating nubs gives you the targeted relief of a massage plus the powerful, long-lasting pain relief of bengay. bengay pain relief + massage. visit bengay.com/relief for a $3.00 coupon. love the nubs! >>> during the major league baseball season of 1925, the starter for the new york yankees was a man who had one of the greatest names in baseball history, wally pip. he ha
ministers from both parties and we're talk about rupert murdoch. let's put it out there. it's the power of murdoch and his endorsements that was driving a lot of their applications to him. >> absolutely. and all of the connections that you see here. we know that the editor of news of the world is close to david cameron. he later hired the person who resigned at the time that other people served time in prison for hacking back in 2007. the prime minister just couldn't get away from those questions today. he really wanted to put on this strong show for the public. not to say that it wasn't sincere. he was going on and on saying we won't rest until we get to the bottom of this. this time we're going to make this right. we will not let this go. but every question he got from the press was wait a second, when you hired this guy who used to do the news of the world, why didn't you ask those questions? what did you know that he knew and maybe when he knew it? it's gotten to be a political issue and a police issue. granted now that it's come out over the last couple of days that there could hav
parliament. the prime minister is calling for two investigations into this. news world is owned by rupert murdoch and says yes they are concerned, they will cooperate with police and do their own investigation. but the extent of this, chuck, is really jaw dropping to the average citizen here in britain and making headlines around the world too. >> put news of the world in perspective. what kind of status does the newspaper have in london say vis-a-vis another newscorp publication here like the "new york post". >> these things always do extremely well. they are the brightly colored tabloids with the crazy headlines that you see at the supermarket. you can't resist them. >> is it more "national enquirer" than "new york post"? >> it's kind of in between because a lot of their headlines are shock but there's truth within them. they get a lot of exclusives. some people who have been imply indicated in the past said look we're not making excuses but i was under enormous pressure to deliver results, which angered some people to even read that because they say hey you know what? there's no expla
must come in order. >>> and what about the man at the center of this media empire? did rupert murdoch's performance help or hurt? even the "the wall street journal" reports investors are asking has the media mogul passed his cellgate? zbld day, i'm andrea mitchell live on capitol hill today. the president is going to hold a white house meeting with democratic leaders less than two hours from now. this after a gang of six made an 11th hour pitch to save budget talks. senate leaders say it may be too little too late. with us senators. thanks so much. a number of republicans have now come on board and endorsed the idea of some revenue measures, some of the proposals the ideas in the gng of six as a starting point. lamar alexander came on board. what say of you? >> i'm concerned about this approach. i'm concerned at several levels. one, it looks like -- it's hard to understand because there's a little bit of a lack of spes fitsity still. there's no legislative language. it looks like what could be a pretty big tax increase. the spending cuts i think are highly uncertain. it instructs the
, perhaps rupert murdoch's goal most widely published person on earth, and people have said that australia has given two people to the world, rupert murdoch and me. begin publishing. [laughter] in some ways, things are very easy for us and for me. we make a promise to sources that if they give us material of a certain type of significance, of diplomatic, historic, or ethical significance, and they are under a certain threat, we will publish it. that is actually and up. we have a goal with publishing material. it has been my long-term believe that what advances of civilization of our entire intellectual record and our understanding, about what we're going through, what human institutions are actually like and how they actually behave. if we are to make rational policy decisions insofar as any policy decisions can be rational, then we have to have information drawn from the real world and a description of the real world. at the moment, we are severely lacking in the information from the interior of the secretive organizations that have such a role in shaping how civilizations you all and how
of the royal family and their staff. the crisis is spinning out of control for rupert murdoch. a huge deal to expand his ownership of tv here is collapsing. he's now been called to testify before a committee of the british parliament. a a ge comedown for a man who just over a week ago was on top of the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> as we've been highlighting, he had other deals in the works a lot of focus is on one of his editors who they say knew what was going on, that a lot of these personal sources were being hacked. >> rebecca brooks. exactly. "the sun," one of rupert murdoch's publications is now fighting back. the headline "brown wrong." he's sayayg he wasas part of this in some ways, that it wasn't a secret probe. this is going back and forth between these two sides and it's still unraveling. a lot of details to come. >> more details every single day. at least when we come in, we hear more about this. >> very controversial. >>> we're marking another last in the era of the space shuttle. sort of a bittersweet thing here. >> say it ain't so. take a look at this, the "at
officer and the rest of rebekah brooks, the former ceo of rupert murdoch's news international. mr. murdoch, his son james and ms. brooks are set to testify before a parliamentary inquiry tomorrow. you can hear it live at 9:30 a.m. eastern here on c-span radio. those are some of the latest headlines. >> had ever visited the library of congress? over 2 million people have and now this is your chance to tour the world's largest library. tonight, join c-span for a rare glimpse inside the library of congress. we will take you into the great hall and explore the main reading room. unique books and rare books and special collections including original books from thomas jefferson's personal collection. but we will see how the library is using modern technology to discover hidden secrets and preserve its holdings for future generations. join us for the library of congress tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span. host available on television, radio, online and social media networking sites. fine air content any time through seas and video library. -- find our content any time through c-sp
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